Sharon Eubank: 5 reasons charitable giving remains a powerful, societal force

‘How do we unravel our isolation boxes and weave our social fabric together again?’ Charitable giving, says the Church’s humanitarian director in an essay for Deseret Magazine

Twenty-four years of experience in the humanitarian arena bear out a powerful truth — personal happiness is built on a foundation of charitably giving to others, wrote Sister Sharon Eubank, the director of humanitarian initiatives for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency.

In a new essay in Deseret Magazine titled, “Not everything is lost,” Sister Eubank shared how giving of money, time, interest, humor, knowledge, resources, compassion and more lift individuals as well as society.

She gave five reasons charitable giving remains a powerful, societal force both individually and collectively.

  1. Giving makes you feel good.
  2. Giving expresses your personal values.
  3. Giving contributes to lasting impact and change.
  4. Giving introduces your children to their own abilities to contribute.
  5. Giving encourages your friends and family to do the same.

Read the whole essay here.

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